In a significant move to boost agriculture and trans-border trade in the Baga region, Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum embarked on a 20-kilometer boat ride across Lake Chad. This visit highlights the Governor’s commitment to revitalizing the Baga area, which was severely affected by insurgency.
During his assessment, Governor Zulum emphasized the importance of agriculture as a means of livelihood for the returning communities. He noted that the Lake Chad Basin holds immense potential for agricultural activities, and the Government is determined to support large-scale farming initiatives.
Enabling trans-border trade between Nigeria, Chad, and Niger is another key objective of the Governor’s plan. By clearing the waterways and facilitating boat movement, the Government aims to enhance trade opportunities and promote regional economic cooperation.
Governor Zulum’s visit also included the approval of a new mega-size higher Islamic College in Baga town. This institution will combine traditional Islamic education with modern literacy, numeracy, digital, and vocational skills, catering to over 2,000 students.
The Governor’s commitment to education extends to primary schools as well. He recently conducted an impromptu aptitude test for teachers at Baga Central Primary School, emphasizing the importance of qualified and knowledgeable educators.
Governor Zulum’s efforts in Baga underscore his dedication to rebuilding and revitalizing the region, fostering economic growth, and promoting education for all. His initiatives have the potential to transform the lives of the people in Baga and contribute to the overall development of Borno State.